TheBattleofChateauThierry
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps
Major and Mrs Holt's
Battlefield Guide Books and Maps - Chateau Thierry
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps

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THE BATTLE OF CHATEAU THIERRY & GOOGLE MAP

The Battlefield Tour

This is just one of 12 battlefield tours described in detail in our  book Western Front-South which contains 390 coloured pictures and 14 maps in 370 pages. The book describes a Chateau Thierry battlefield tour of about 6 and a half hours with precise directions, pictures and details of memorials and cemeteries.

The Fighting - this is a brief summary

The battle of Chateau Thierry is part of the preliminary German offensive which began in May 1918 and continued through July and August 1918 and which is generally known as 'The Second Battle of the Marne'

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On 27 May 1918 Ludendorff began an offensive toward Reims which was designed both to capture the city and to be a feint for an attack to be made in Flanders. Though the Americans had had intelligence warnings of an attack in the area these were not taken seriously by the British or French Higher Commands and the Allies were caught by surprise. By mid-day the Germans had crossed the River Aisne and by the end of theday they were over the River Vesle.

As the Germans advanced further their front began to narrow between the Rivers Ourcq and Marne and at its point were the Americans at Chateau Thierry.

There  on 1 June the Americans of the 3rd Division (their Memorial is in the town) blew the bridge over the River Marne just as the Germans arrived causing the invaders to switch their attention northwards towards Belleau Wood.

The wood was the scene of fierce and desperate fighting in which the United States Marine Corps stopped the enemy advance and where today lie memorials to the Corps and the Devil Dog Fountain where each year Marines go to drink.

28th Div US Memorial Fismes
Meurcy Farm Mortar US Memorial Window Chateau Thierry Church
At the top on the right is the 28th Div Memorial at Fismes. On the far left is the mortar at Meurcy Farm where the authors discovered a long lost memorial to 2nd Lt Ames. On the immediate left is the magnificent window in Chateau Thierry church.

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